Round Rock ISD was recently awarded an Excellence Award from the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Risk Management Fund, along with $1,000 to be used toward District risk management efforts.

Round Rock ISD was one of 10 Texas public school districts to receive the award during the TASB Risk Management Fund’s Members’ Conference in May. The TASB Excellence Award is reserved for organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to risk management through effective initiatives. The recognition was given in response to the District’s Bus Fueling Safety/Class C Operator Training Video, which was created to further safety and risk management practices.

The TASB Risk Management Fund is a self-insurance risk pool serving Texas school districts, community colleges, and education service centers. The Fund was created in 1974 and provides auto, liability, property, unemployment and workers’ compensation coverage to more than 1,000 members.

“Established by the TASB Risk Management Fund board in 2004, this award is a special way of recognizing Fund members who have demonstrated excellence in risk management initiatives, products, or programs,” said Dubravka Romano, TASB associate executive director.  “Excellence Award recipients set an example of timely and effective approaches to risk management that we hope other Fund members will emulate.”

TASB is a voluntary nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.